Category Archives: Animals

A Squirrel? A Bird? No, it’s a Frog!

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What to Expect When Your A/C Goes Out in 100+ Temps

Hopefully this is a somewhat humorous and enlightening post regarding what I’ve learned firsthand this week living without air conditioning.  We live in Texas, it is mid-July, and the daily temps, unfortunately, have reached 107+ every day this week.    … Continue reading

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Deer Resistant Gardening

Recently my husband and I took a quick weekend trip to East Texas to get a glimpse of what retirement might look like should we choose the area.  If you haven’t had the pleasure of visiting the piney woods of … Continue reading

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Benefits of the Opossum

I like opossums.  I’m sure this is probably an unusual statement coming from me, a person who has lived all of her life in an urban area.  I am rural at heart, but alas, I was born, raised and continue … Continue reading

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Non-Toxic Houseplants

This post is a quick turnaround response to my former article entitled, Houseplants to Brighten Your Winter.   You see, as a person who enjoys and respects all forms of nature, especially our children and pets, it was reasonably assumed I featured only … Continue reading

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Cat Grass

Since most of us are in the midst of winter and our lawns are yellow, brown or bare, our outdoor and indoor/outdoor cats may not have much greenery to partake of.  While the jury is out regarding the benefits of … Continue reading

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A Dog Named Chumpie

Originally published early January 2012 There is a little white dog with reddish-brown spots that lives, unfenced, two doors down from my mom (about 6 acres away). He probably isn’t full bred, but he definitely has a lot of Bud … Continue reading

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Biscuit – Pyscho Cat

Originally posted Nov 2012 I wasn’t planning to write a post this morning. I have one in the works regarding pansies and ornamental cabbages, but it isn’t quite finished yet. This is the week of Thanksgiving and I am so … Continue reading

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Gardening with Dogs

Originally published September 2011. I begin this article with a chuckle as I think of the photo I snapped above of my elderly blind and deaf dog, Buzz, who happened to be dragging several rather dry plugs of St. Augustine … Continue reading

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Animal Idioms

Before I left on vacation,  I witnessed a dove at my bird feeder “ruffle up his feathers” toward a very aggressive blue jay. This brought to mind an idea I’ve had on the back-burner – to talk about some of … Continue reading

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